Aphorisms by theme: Thought

Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson

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By theme : Science Thought
I have heard Cardinal Imperiali say: "There is no man whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window."

Charles de Montesquieu

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Many geniuses were ahead of their time for centuries, talented people only for a couple of years.

Honore de Balzac

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Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education; it is a question which of the two gives us most trouble.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A good name is better than bags of gold.

Miguel de Cervantes

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Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.

Jeremy Bentham

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By theme : Feelings Thought Wisdom
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.

Euripides

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By his own verdict no guilty man was ever acquitted.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

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By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom
Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.

Bertrand Russell

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By theme : Life Philosophy Thought
Our future is based on our past.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Future Philosophy Psychology Thought
It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

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By theme : Behavior Psychology Thought
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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By theme : Psychology Thought
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

Aesop

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By theme : Behavior Life Philosophy Thought
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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By theme : Politics Thought
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

Blaise Pascal

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Men think. Women only think that they think.

Oscar Wilde

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By theme : Men Thought Wit Women
Our most important thoughts are those that contradict our emotions.

Paul Valery

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By theme : Feelings Thought
Never waste a minute thinking about people you don`t like.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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Clearness is the ornament of profound thought.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

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Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.

George Santayana

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